Twitter chief Dick Costolo said Thursday the microblogging site planned to work with Indonesian authorities to warn people about natural disasters that regularly hit the archipelago, from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions.
During a visit to Jakarta, where Twitter opened an office this month, Costolo told reporters that he and Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla had discussions about “government and Twitter working together in times of emergency to make sure in events like flooding, that people can be alerted right away.”
He also hailed Indonesia as “one of our largest growth opportunities.”
Information Technology Minister Rudiantara, who goes by one name, said he planned to discuss the possibility of using Twitter to warn people about natural disasters at a meeting with Costolo later Thursday.
Twitter chief vows to help Indonesia fight disasters (AP)